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by zenins
Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Histrionica no longer available?
Replies: 8
Views: 2557

Re: Histrionica no longer available?

I think Histrionica are a bit seasonal. I have only found them twice in 5 years. Very nice fish. Better than Yoyos in many ways. I rarely see them in the fish shops, but I purchased 3 a few months ago that were labelled as Histrionica. They were pretty small to tell for sure if they are Histrionica...
by zenins
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Annual Fish Auction in Tampa, FLorida 11.10.12
Replies: 11
Views: 4497

Re: Annual Fish Auction in Tampa, FLorida 11.10.12

starsplitter7 wrote: I also picked up 7 small Panda garras for $5.
That was a steal !

I love those little cyprinids but I have only 2, I had 3 but one died last month.
I have never seen them around here so I have not had an opportunity to add to my colony :(
by zenins
Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oktoberfish 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

Re: Oktoberfish 2012

starsplitter7 wrote: THe young orange fin and then the old orange fin.
Second place was the young orange fin botia
Third place was the Striata

My loaches were the clown, the striata and the older orange fin botia ;)
by zenins
Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Facebook Group
Replies: 17
Views: 5717

Re: Facebook Group

My other friends might think I'm weird, otherwise, posting a full album of just fish photos. It isn't exactly the sort of thing that facebook is used for Sure it is, I have albums of my fish on Facebook, just like other friends who have albums of dogs/cats/birds/reptiles whatever ... another friend...
by zenins
Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Some recent Loach photos
Replies: 16
Views: 5003

Re: Some recent Loach photos

raedeon wrote:Awesome pictures. I'd love to see more of those dwarves.
Sure, I have about 8 dwarf chain loaches, so I think I have more photos, I will take a look tomorrow ... :)
by zenins
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Some Shrimps Photos to Share
Replies: 12
Views: 5544

Re: Some Shrimps Photos to Share

There's something with Florida water that makes keeping many of the shrimp very difficult. My parents used to live in Florida. When ever I visited them there, I did not drink the water, I did not like the sulphur or mineral taste, and in other parts of Florida, the water seemed very soft, like rain...
by zenins
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oktoberfish 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

Re: Oktoberfish 2012

plaalye wrote:Most likely the clown loach, but I like the old modesta myself.
Yes, the Clown was first :)

Any guesses on 2nd and 3rd ?
by zenins
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oktoberfish 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

Oktoberfish 2012

Hi all, This past Sunday, my home club, the Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society held their annual Oktoberfish Show and Auction. There is a Loach class in the show. Which one do you think was judged to be 1st place ? Young Orange Fin Botia: http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c258/zenins/Misc%202012/IM...
by zenins
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Some recent Loach photos
Replies: 16
Views: 5003

Re: Some recent Loach photos

DainBramage1991 wrote:Great photos!

I really like the stripe pattern on your histrionica, it's a very pretty fish. Quite a bit different from any of my histies.
Thanks.

I like the pattern on this Histionica, especially the tail, much bolder lines than on a YoYo ;)
by zenins
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Some recent Loach photos
Replies: 16
Views: 5003

Re: Some recent Loach photos

starsplitter7 wrote:Those are great. :) So glad to see some pictures from you again.
Thanks :)

... and you have 5,000 posts !
by zenins
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Some recent Loach photos
Replies: 16
Views: 5003

Some recent Loach photos

Hey all, I have not posted any photos for some time, so here are some from Sept and Oct 2012: 3 of 5 Clowns in this tank: http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c258/zenins/Misc%202012/IMG_1866.jpg Histrionica: http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c258/zenins/Misc%202012/IMG_1868.jpg Histrionica again ( I r...
by zenins
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Floating Dojo
Replies: 3
Views: 2190

Re: Floating Dojo

Must have been a swim bladder problem ? I am not sure if there are antibiotics that can help with that. My dojo/weather loaches will also float to the surface from time to time, but usually it is trapped gas in the digestive tract, I give them some "Pepso Food" from Jungle Labs, it makes them pass t...
by zenins
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach Identification
Replies: 7
Views: 3130

Re: Loach Identification

My own observations with B. Histrionicas are that as juveniles their vertical bars tend to be solid and usually have no horizontal component to them. Again, this is "usual", I have a couple of fish that vary from this pattern somewhat. As they mature, the vertical bar will often split, resembling t...
by zenins
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Sewellia!!
Replies: 13
Views: 4879

Re: New Sewellia!!

They sound like fun :)

Any chance of posting a video of their antics ?
by zenins
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tiger Loach Question
Replies: 10
Views: 4859

Re: Tiger Loach Question

starsplitter7 wrote: As soon as they hit the water, the bichir started to stalk them.
How large is the bichir ?